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I study history and literature, that most refined, elegant, and humble combination of subjects. But it seems that is not enough for the despotic tyrants of Harvard’s Program in General Education. “You must be well-rounded,” they say. “You must study math to remind yourself of how shitty your math has become, and you must study science to remind yourself of how shitty your science has become, and you must stop reading books—everyone thinks you’re a huge nerd.”
Uniquely positioned to profit from post-graduate uncertainty, the consulting industry routinely attracts around 10 percent of graduating Harvard seniors. But is the industry the stepping-stone it promises to be?
While the eight class marshals elected to represent the Class of 2015 hail from seven different Houses, more than half study Economics, and only two are female.
Seniors, you’ve had four years to cross of the Big Three, but here are a few more things to add to your pre-graduation bucket list!
We all enter Harvard Yard freshman year, wide-eyed and excited about all the possibilities in front of us. It’s not long, however, before sleep deprivation and stress strip us of our ambition and enthusiasm. Some ways to distinguish between a new Harvard freshman and a Harvard senior:
As a batch of thesis deadlines rapidly approaches, seniors who have spent the past year or more researching, writing, and revising expressed relief that they were close to finishing what is often a student’s most massive academic undertaking.
Here are some gems that reflect the best of what the blog has to offer—divided into categories of “way too real” and “good luck with that....”
When Cassandra E. Euphrat Weston attended her first poetry slam in ninth grade, she loved it—but believed she’d never perform herself.
From far away, the picture may appear like any other painting: colorful, bright, and, like all other images, flat. But stepping closer, strange things begin to happen.
“Something that I’m really proud of is that bamboo right there,” says Zamyla M. Chan ’14, nodding her head to the grass shoot potted beside her laptop. “I’ve been taking care of it since sophomore year. It started off really short and it’s grown a lot.”
Every other Friday night, Roland Yang ’14 hosts what he calls “a post-dinner, not a pre-game.” He gathers his close friends, serving them wine and freshly-baked cake in a room decorated with flags: Nigerian, French, Chinese, Indian, Kuwaiti, and rainbow.